HHS Office for Civil Rights:  Here to Serve You
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HHS Office for Civil Rights: Here to Serve You

Hello, my name is Roger Severino and I am the Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. My office is charged with enforcing three types of federal civil rights laws: Laws protecting the privacy and security of health information such as HIPAA; Laws prohibiting discrimination in […]

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What is a human right?
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What is a human right?

What is it? What is a Human Right? From the start of our lives, because we are human beings, there are certain things our governments must do to help us reach our potential. These expectations and claims we have of our governments are called human rights. Every single man, woman, and child has them. How […]

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The Power of Rights

To unlock the human potential that’s in each and every single person, in all of its great diversity, that is the promise of the human rights movement. Human rights are a powerful tool for each individual to find his or her place in a more equal society. Human rights is an ethical statement initially. What […]

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What is the Australian Constitution?
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What is the Australian Constitution?

(UPBEAT MUSIC) Hey Summer. (PHONE BEEPS) Whatcha doin’ Australia? Reading my Constitution. Yeah? Where’d you get that? (ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZAP) (Australia) January 1st, 1901. (Summer) Oh yeah. Yeah. It’s my national birthday. Actually, I’ve been home to people for over 65,000 years. Errr, then I was colonies for a little while. Then my Constitution made me a […]

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Positive Rights vs. Negative Rights – Learn Liberty
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Positive Rights vs. Negative Rights – Learn Liberty

One reason there’s a lot of confusion about rights from both liberals and conservatives is that there are different sorts of rights. Besides the distinction between legal and moral rights, we also need to distinguish the different sorts of claims the assertion of a right makes. Philosophers generally use the expressions negative rights and positive […]

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